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SwissQprint

Mike Kyritsi is in line to be the new President of swissQprint America, Inc., the US subsidiary of the Swiss manufacturer of high-end UV inkjet printers. He is taking over in January 2018.

swissQprint large format printers are developed and produced in Switzerland. The Swiss company established its first subsidiary in fall 2015 with Carmen Eicher in charge. She is now returning to the headquarters in Switzerland where she will continue supporting the US team as a consultant. Mike Kyritsi, who has long-standing experience in the printing industry, is taking over as new President.

SAi

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced a worldwide agreement with cutting technology giant, Graphtec, to supply three newly-created cutting software packages with the company’s entire range of large format vinyl cutters.

SGIA

Color across the professional and organizational lines with the Color 2018 conference (January 13-16) from SGIA and the Printing Industries of America (PIA). Whether you’re a creative, brand professional, production specialist or color management expert, Color 2018 offers relevant sessions led by the best minds in color to provide practical, in-depth information for doing color right and strengthening your competitive edge. Register today at cmc.printing.org.

Pantone

Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions, today announced PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet, as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.

Dscoop

This has been a year of innovation for Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop). In addition to exciting new features at its global conferences and interactive showcases, Dscoop is putting the final touches on its online community, designed to connect creatives and marketers to the world’s most innovative printers and projects.

SGP

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership held its SGP Community Day on November 14, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. The event brought together leading print professionals, brands and sustainability champions for conversations on growing strategic programs and partnerships. The conference included presentations and lively discussions on procurement, circular economy and sustainability practices from leading companies.

Print UV

Registration is now open for the 11th annual PRINT UV conference, set for February 26 to 28, 2018 at the Encore by Wynn Las Vegas Resort.

The event brings manufacturers and suppliers of products related to UV printing together with industry-leading operators for three days of focused networking, education, and collaboration on all topics related to UV printing, from equipment and processes to consumables and capabilities.

Smithers Pira

New study tracks market opportunity for rigid plastic packaging as it is challenged by flexible formats and growing concern over sustainability.

Kodak

Corporate Communications Group, the largest independently-owned graphic communications facility in the mid-Atlantic region, has announced their move into a newly renovated 131,000-square foot facility in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The new facility allows the company to consolidate key prepress and digital print technology with KODAK Products, securing a more efficient workflow and digital production environment for their approximately 190 employees.

Shop!

Shop! continues to build its research library with papers on the important topic of ROI. The association has just released a new standards document for in-store marketing materials. The 2017 Shop! ROI Standards for In-Store Marketing Materials is available for $150 (free for Shop! members).